Department of

Electrical Engineering

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Sal Riggio

Sal R. Riggio Jr.

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

311 Electrical Engineering West

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-0676

E-mail: riggio_at_engr_dot_psu_dot_edu

Research Area: Microcontrollers and Switching Power

After receiving his bachelor's degree, Dr. Riggio joined the IBM Corporation where he was involved in the detailed design, development and analysis of both discrete and integrated analog and digital circuits for use in the IBM personal computer and high power switching power supplies. He also spent 2 years designing power electronic equipment for swimming pools and working as an independent design & development consultant for ABB Daimler-Benz Transportation. In 1996, Dr. Riggio joined the faculty at Penn State. He has his Professional Engineering license in Florida and Pennsylvania. Dr. Riggio holds 15 US Patents and has published 33 articles in the “IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin”. Dr. Riggio holds an Extra Class Amateur Radio License and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.


Ph.D. Florida Atlantic University, Electrical Engineering
M.S. University Of Vermont, Electrical Engineering
B.S. Penn State, Electrical Engineering


Discrete and Integrated Analog and Digital Circuits and Devices, Microcontrollers, Power Electronics, Motors & Generators, Communications, Controls, Amateur Radio, Television Systems, and Field Programmable Logic Arrays

Selected Publications and Patents

Link here to selected publications and patents

Honors and Awards

IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award For Electrical Power Development
IBM Seventh Invention Plateau Award